“I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman’s cares.” – John F. Kennedy For those of you that attended the February 7th crop update meeting in Fargo and stayed awake…

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It was not that long ago when we talked about markets and selling grains, now the focus has been turned to programs.  The PPP administered through local banks and funded by SBA has some holes in it for farmers.  The first one is that it is based off of payroll and a lot of farmers…

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 “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities I hesitate to say that we’ve seen everything these last few years, but we must be getting close. Rising input costs, declining grain and livestock prices, trade wars, flooding, wet, wet, fall, still harvesting, and…

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To Our Clients: We are in unprecedented and uncertain times. What remains constant is our commitment to the health and safety to our employees and customers. Given the rapidly changing environment due to the Coronavirus, we have decided to close our lobbies starting Thursday, March 19th. This temporary step is out of an abundance of…

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The start of 2020 crop season is upon us and prices will be announced soon.  We will be sending out a separate text alert with all the spring prices for 2020 as soon as they are finalized by RMA.  We currently have roughly 28,000 of corn still standing in the field, down about 10,000 from…

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The Wildlife and Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP+) was born from hurricanes Michael, Florence, and Dorian as well as covered natural disasters.  Although this program authorized the money, it did not have specific language or geographical spread on where or how the money was to be dispersed.  An additional supplement was attached to it in 2019…

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The final fall revenue prices have been announced.  Below are the trigger charts for soybeans and corn, along with sunflower prices. 2019 Soybean Trigger Chart 2019 Corn Trigger Chart Oil Sunflowers Projected Price – $.167 Harvest Price – $.161 Confectionery Sunflowers Projected Price – $.225 Harvest Price – $.219

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In a word – challenging.  This has been the theme since the farm bill passage last December so why would the harvest be any different?  Over the last three weeks our office has been deeply involved with conveying North Dakota issues to our D.C. counterparts, RMA administrators, and legislators.  We continue to try and find…

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